SRINAGAR, July 11: Chairman, Peoples Democratic Front (PDF) Hakeem Yaseen has expressed serious concern over the spike in COVID- 19 infections and deaths in Kashmir Valley, especially in district Srinagar and has urged the administration to take health experts on board while easing out the lockdown.
He said Coronavirus infection was still spreading at an alarming level in Kashmir valley with Srinagar district having highest number of deaths, so administration should not jump in haste to ease out lockdown restrictions.
In a statement, Hakeem Yaseen while expressing concern over the fast spreading Coronavirus, said that daily death rate in Kashmir due to the infection has crossed 250 mark and the bed capacity in COVID hospitals is stated to be almost exhausted.
He said Government should take note of the grim situation arising out of the pandemic more seriously and not ease out lockdown restrictions without taking health experts on board. He said easing out of some restrictions over livelihood related activities to generate economy was logical, but what was the fun in opening of gardens and parks.
“Opening of gardens and parks can prove disastrous in the spread of Coronovirus infection, he said, adding, people are habitual of ignoring recommended precautions which was one of the main causes responsible for surge in cases and deaths due to the Novel Coronavirus.
So, he said, the onus lies on Government to strictly enforce health advisories to protect people from tragic deaths due to the dreaded infection. While urging the administration to restrict movement of people, Hakeem Yaseen has asked the people not to violate health advisories for the sake of their lives.